Alex Paterson

Summer Reading: 10 infographics you should see

July 17, 2013

We love infographics at Canada 2020. Here’s 10 of our favorites from the past few months that you should add to your summer reading list.

Click each photo below to take you to the full graphic or feature, and remember to share them throughout your social networks.

Income inequality

The Economic Policy Institute wants to show you that inequality is real, personal, expensive, created and fixable. (Source: The Economic Policy Institute)

How often have you taken the New York City subway? Where you aware of the gradients of income inequality you were traveling along the lines? (Source: The New Yorker)

Carbon & energy

A great illustration of President Obama’s climate action plan. This infographic by the White House has all the high-level information you need to know. (Source: The White House)

What will it take to reach sustainable energy use? The World Bank outlines some of the measures that will need to be taken to achieve a more sustainable planet. (Source: The World Bank)


A new record! 2013 has seen record levels of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. (Source: The Guardian)

Explore and compare the level of carbon dioxide by country, per capita, per GDP and percentage change. Where does Canada stand in comparison? (Source: The Guardian)


As the United States reaches for energy independence and a greener future, what does its energy portfolio currently look like? (Source: The Smithsonian)


Health care

The Canadian Medical Association shows how many socio-economic factors determine Canadians’ health with What Makes Canadians Sick? You’ll recognize many social determinants of health discussed at our public events and this infographic reinforces the “all hands on deck” strategy. (Source: The Canadian Medical Association)


Productivity & innovation

Who leads global innovation? Have a look but be warned Canada is not a top player! (Source: WIPO)

Can an annual minimum wage salary cover child care costs of two children in the United States? Childcare is imperative to full labour participation and productivity. (Source: The Huffington Post)



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Summer Reading: 10 infographics you should see

We love infographics at Canada 2020 – and there’s no better time to browse and read them then over the long summer office hours.
Here’s 10 online features from The Guardian, The Economic Policy Institute, The White House and more than you should catch up on. Topics include tracking and comparing national carbon outputs, measuring exactly how inequality is rising in North America and answering what makes Canadians sick.

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